- Blue Mountains, NSW
Jo coaches Local Athletes online as well as coaching at weekly training sessions and cohosts with Brendan the Lake Crackenback Resort and Fairmont Resort Trail Running Weekends
Strength and Conditioning, Yoga and Stretching, Nutrition and Womens Health
Jo has worked as a secondary PD/H/PE teacher and is an elite female ultra trail runner. Jo founded and supports Summit Sisters, a venture dedicated to strengthening a community of women that empowers them to confidently fulfil their trail running dreams. Jo and Brendan are also partners in Trail Kids; a grass roots venture aimed at building a love of the outdoors and trail running with young children.
Jo is an accomplished trail runner who has won and made the podium at many of the biggest trail events in Australia. She has finished 2nd at both TNF100 (2013) and TNF50 (2014). She has also won the Glenbrook Marathon, Mt Solitary Ultra and was 3rd at the Buffalo Stampede Sky Marathon in 2014.
2013 The North Face 100 2nd Female
2013 MaxAdventue Coastal Classic 29km 1st Female
2013 Running Wild Glenbrook Marathon 1st Female – CR
2013 Great Ocean Walk 100km trail ultra 3rd Female
2013 Sanda International Masters Half-Marathon, Japan – 2nd Female
2014 Buffalo Stampede Sky Marathon 3rd Female
2014 Mt Solitary Ultra Marathon 45km, 1st female CR
2014 The North Face 50 Australia, 2nd Female
2014 Mt Blanc Marathon, Sky Running world Championships 17th female
2015 Running Wild Knapsack lap Race 3 Hr 1st female
2015 GOW100 1st Female
2016 Running Wild Wentworth Falls Race – 1st female (CR)
2016 Six Foot Track Marathon 5th Female
2016 Oxfam Melbourne 100km – 1st female team, 2nd outright
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- Secondary PD/H/PE Teaching.
"I wanted to give you some feedback on David.
He is a magician! I entered the half as a last minute thing to kill time so I could watch Bec. David had me down to do 18k and 2 hours so thought it would be good timing.
I wanted to run to feel, not push hard after a big lead up and a big fall last week.
David also has been managing me through a runners knee.. so I ran without pressure and no looking at times, my expectation was circa 2:20 to do comfortably.
Today I crossed in 1:59 and had no idea I had even broken 2hrs. I had plenty left in the tank and no pain at all.
I was so excited and emotional I contacted him straight away and as is the humble nature of the man he took no credit.
Brendan, I could not be happier or healthier. Whilst, not an elite athlete, David treats me like a human and an athlete. He is a gentleman and he takes the time to understand you and what you are trying to achieve.
I am currently working close to 90 hours a week and yet he still has me wanting to crank out the kms. I feel lucky to have his advise and coaching. It is a privilege most on life are not afforded.
Thanks to both of you."
Brilliant, superb, awesome, that about sums up this trip. If you are up for an adventure and don't want the hassle of finding accommodation or great food, and of course superb trails, then this is the trip for you. Brendan and his awesome team will take care of all this for you. I was blown away by the scenery of Chamonix and more importantly, went to places that I would not have had the confidence to go to by myself without the Up\P Coaching team preparing all this for me. Superb trip, highly recommends it.
This tour was extremely well planned and managed by all. Once there everything was taken care of for us and the accommodation was stunning, conveniently located and very comfortable. Food catered for everyone’s dietary needs and was really tasty, plus there was never a shortage for breakfast, lunch & dinner on hungry runners tummy’s.
The running itself was truely such an exceptional experience. Being able to run in these stunning locations, with coaches of such a high caliber is a experience very few get to enjoy. All runner abilities where catered for, so no one was left behind. I would 100% encourage others to take part in this experience, as I certainly hope to again.